SILS News

April 29, 2014
The first in a series of children’s books about rescue animals has been published by Kelly Johnson Lee (ABJM '03, MSIS ‘05), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication...
April 28, 2014
North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries has selected Virgina Ferris as one of three new fellows for the NCSU Libraries Fellowship program. Ferris, a graduate student of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will begin...
April 25, 2014
The founder and moderator of the popular JESSE listserv, Gretchen Whitney (MSLS ‘75), alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel HillSchool of Information and Library Science (SILS) and retired professor of the University of Tennessee Knoxville School of Information Sciences, passed...
April 24, 2014
The iRODS Consortium announced the release of iRODS 4.0, a sustainable and production-oriented version of the iRODS (integrated Rule-Oriented Data System) data management platform. iRODS is a popular, highly configurable, open source technology used in high-demand production sites around the world...
April 24, 2014
A graduate student of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship. Kathryn McNamara, a student in the Master of Science in Library Science...
April 23, 2014
Summer will be an adventure in Europe for two graduate students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS).  Meredith Hale and Julie Stivers have been selected as winners of the 2014 Baker & Taylor Scholarships for summer seminars...
April 21, 2014
Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto (MSLS ‘07, Ph.D. ‘10), alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and assistant professor at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington, has been selected to...
April 21, 2014
Marla Sullivan (BSIS ‘12), an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has recently earned a new position as production associate at the UNC William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. “In this position, I...
April 17, 2014
Joshua D. Hager, (MSIS ’13) recent graduate of  the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), and correspondence assistant at the State Archives of North Carolina, is the recipient of the Theodore Calvin Pease Award...
April 16, 2014
The first "Annual Edible Book Contest" held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Information and Library Science Library in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) took place on April 11, 2014 from noon-2:00 p.m.  Local bibliophiles, artists and...
April 16, 2014
It was a perfect day for a marathon. The sky was Carolina blue, temperatures were cool and more than 12,500 people were in Raleigh to join in on the first ever Raleigh Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon and marathon race. At each mile marker, musicians with rock and other type of bands...
April 16, 2014
On April 4, 2014, Dr. Mary Emily Kingsbury, former professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill died peacefully after a long illness. “I have so many wonderful memories of Mary” said Dr. Barbara B. Moran,...
April 16, 2014
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomed Herrison J. Chicas as administrative support specialist in the School's Administrative Offices effective April 14, 2014. Chicas assists with a number of office responsibilities including welcoming visitors and interacting with faculty,...
April 15, 2014
Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting October 31- November 4, 2014, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of...
April 15, 2014
A grant of $491,908 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will help a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill prepare future librarians and archivists to identify, organize and care for the complex records of visual artists in North Carolina. The...